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Colombian rebels at peace talks in Cuba announce unilateral cease-fire with their government

  • Ivan Marquez, chief negotiator for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, second right, meets with representatives of the victims of the Colombian conflict during a ceremonial planting of the tree of "Hope for peace and reconciliation in Colombia," in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. This was the fifth and last group of victims that will meet with both groups of negotiators during the ongoing peace talks in Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

    Ivan Marquez, chief negotiator for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, second right, meets with representatives of the victims of the Colombian conflict during a ceremonial planting of the tree of "Hope for peace and reconciliation in Colombia," in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. This was the fifth and last group of victims that will meet with both groups of negotiators during the ongoing peace talks in Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)  (The Associated Press)

  • Humberto de la Calle, the head of Colombia's government peace negotiation team, center, turns over a shovel full of dirt during the ceremonial planting of the "Tree of hope for peace and reconciliation in Colombia," while Ivan Marquez, chief negotiator for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, third from right, and representatives of victims of Colombian conflict and mediators look on, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

    Humberto de la Calle, the head of Colombia's government peace negotiation team, center, turns over a shovel full of dirt during the ceremonial planting of the "Tree of hope for peace and reconciliation in Colombia," while Ivan Marquez, chief negotiator for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, third from right, and representatives of victims of Colombian conflict and mediators look on, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former Colombian Senator and victim of the Colombian armed conflict Piedad Cordoba, listens in during a press conference after a meeting with the revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and members of Colombia's government peace negotiation team, at the peace talks in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014. Cordoba is part of the fifth and last group of victims that will meet with both groups of negotiators during the ongoing peace talks in Cuba. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)

    Former Colombian Senator and victim of the Colombian armed conflict Piedad Cordoba, listens in during a press conference after a meeting with the revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and members of Colombia's government peace negotiation team, at the peace talks in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014. Cordoba is part of the fifth and last group of victims that will meet with both groups of negotiators during the ongoing peace talks in Cuba. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)  (The Associated Press)

Colombian rebels at peace talks with government representatives in Cuba have announced an indefinite, unilateral cease-fire as long as military units don't attack them.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia made the announcement in a communique published on its Twitter account Wednesday.

Representatives of the rebel group known as the FARC and the government since 2012 have held a series of talks in Havana aimed at ending the conflict of more the five decades.